Webinar: Creating Inclusive Higher Education Work Environments for People with Mental Health Disabilities

September 14, 2017 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Employer Assistance and Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

In higher education, as in all industries, workplace policies and practices that support employment success for people with mental health conditions are also sound management practices that benefit all workers and employers. Many of the same supports that help people with mental health disabilities thrive at work-such as employee assistance programs (EAPs), health coverage, flexible work arrangements and reasonable accommodations-are common sense strategies that help employees in a college or university environment succeed.
In coordination with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is hosting a free webinar about effective approaches for ensuring that employees with mental health conditions can succeed on the job. Webinar participants will also learn about the importance of adopting an inclusive workplace culture that supports employee mental health and wellbeing. While this webinar is geared toward the higher education environment, much of the information that will be shared is applicable to employers in any industry.
Panelists include:
  • Brett Sheats, National Project Director, EARN;
  • Nancy Aebersold, HERC Founder and Executive Director;
  • Melanie Whetzel, Lead Consultant, Cognitive/Neurological Team, Job Accommodation Network;
  • Kristen Abell, Web Manager in Strategic Marketing and Communications at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Co-founder of The Committed Project; and
  • Tom Ruggieri, Coordinator of the University of Maryland Faculty Staff Assistance Program.
Participation is free, but registration is required and space is limited.